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Manufacturing Tool Output Reorder VB API

cvansickle
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Manufacturing Tool Output Reorder VB API

Has anybody found a solution for changing the output order of the tools in the manufacturing model? I want to control the order by tool, simply by grouping togethersequences that use the same tool. We do this manually via the menu manager by navigating:


Machining > Output Order > Define > By Rule > By Tool > Done


and then clicking on the top tool until all the tools have been selected.


This can be done with a macro, but the tools will be different for each part that is programmed, and the specific tool name ("T0020") is required for the macro, meaning there will be some that are not selected and in many cases, selected in the wrong order.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks for your time,


Corey


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On 12/26/12 15:29, Corey Van Sickle wrote:
>
> Has anybody found a solution for changing the output order of the tools in the manufacturing model?  I want to control the order by tool, simply by grouping together sequences that use the same tool.  We do this manually via the menu manager by navigating:
>
> Machining > Output Order > Define > By Rule > By Tool > Done
>
> and then clicking on the top tool until all the tools have been selected.
>
> This can be done with a macro, but the tools will be different for each part that is programmed, and the specific tool name ("T0020") is required for the macro, meaning there will be some that are not selected and in many cases, selected in the wrong order.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>

I have done the following with jlink to find the actual tools used in a sheetmetal nc nest:

1. output the cl data to a file (via a macro)
2. parse the cl data file with jlink to get a list of the tools
3. do something with this list: ie create a macro to run

> Thanks for your time,
>
> Corey
>
>
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